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1 hr ago | Washington Post

First Air Force instructor convicted in sexual-assault scandal dies in prison

The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape and sexual assault in a massive sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died while in prison, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Obituaries, US News

3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

While union membership declines, those at the top are making out like bandits

However you look at it, union membership is going down and inequality is going up, and multiple studies have found that those two things are related.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

5 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Old And New Crises Fight For Attention As NATO Prepares To Meet

It's been a busy summer in Europe's capitals. As President Obama prepares to leave the U.S. to join them on Tuesday, the leaders of the member countries of NATO find themselves forced to confront a question that has plagued them since the fall of the Soviet Union: where exactly do the alliance's priorities lie? Since 1991 and the Soviet Union's ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Asia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, US News

9 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Fast Food Workers to Strike Thursday as Fight for $15 and Union Rights Intensifies

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's workers among those to walk off their jobs as movement continues to grow; home care workers join as movement spreads to new industry "All across the country right now there's a national movement going on made up of fast-food workers organizing to lift wages so they can provide for their families with pride and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Alex, US News

13 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

The stars of North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement took the stage Monday at Charlotte's Marshall Park to condemn the state's record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November.

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Related Topix: Activism, Mecklenburg County, NC, US News

17 hrs ago | Washington Post

Key to a U.S. strategy to fight Islamic extremism is building a delicate alliance

A description of President Obama's strategy to deal with Islamic State militants could be put together overnight.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Common Dreams

Non-Union Market Basket Workers Bring a Complicated Victory for Labor

This Labor Day, there's an unlikely workers' victory to celebrate. Late last week, employees of Market Basket, a New England grocery store chain, ended a successful two-month strike and consumer boycott not for a contract or higher wage, but to reinstate their beloved fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

Three Dead, Hundreds Injured in Anti-Government Protests in Pakistan

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan were met with tear gas and rubber bullets as they entered Parliament grounds in Islamabad on Sunday to demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cricket, Pakistan, US News

Drudge Retort

2 Shot in Accident at Shoot Straight Gun Range

Two friends were injured Sunday afternoon at Shoot Straight, a Casselberry, Florida, gun range, when one tried to unjam a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and wound up shooting himself in the finger and his friend in the thigh.

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Related Topix: Casselberry, FL, US News

ThinkProgress

Lena Dunham: Hacker Responsible For Stealing Naked Celebrity Photos Is A 'Sex Offender'

This weekend's revelation that dozens of celebrities and famous personalities were victims of a targeted hacking aimed at exposing private, sexually suggestive photos has reopened the conversation about online security and privacy.

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Related Topix: Girls, Entertainment, Television, Lena Dunham, Twitter, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Common Dreams

Charges of 'Open Aggression' Spoil Hopes for Cease Fire in Ukraine

As high-level talks took place in the city of Minsk, Belarus on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the convening parties to agree to an immediate cease fire between the Ukraine Army and rebel forces still holding ground in Luhansk, Donetsk, and elsewhere.

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Related Topix: Belarus, World News, Vladimir Putin, US News

Truthdig

Top 5 Reasons 'Labor Day' Isn't for Laborers Anymore

Calling the bottom of a river a "bed" is a metaphor. Imagine the river restlessly sleeping on its muddy mattress.

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Related Topix: US News

War Is A Crime

Ukraine News - Sep 1, 2014

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Related Topix: Blog News, US News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Kos

To fight ISIS the West must do more to integrate potentially alienated Muslims

It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear that an American was killed fighting for ISIS , and that, depending on which estimate one reads, anywhere from a few dozen to three hundred Americans may have likewise joined up.

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Related Topix: US News

Crooks and Liars

NBC Fitness Guru Jeff Halevy Loses It, Spews Racism, Hate And Arrogance All Over Twitter

NBC fitness expert Jeff Halevy is more than just a fitness expert. He's also a hard-core supporter of Israel, a racist, and a rabid right wing guy.

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Related Topix: Twitter, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

War Is A Crime

Legal Case: White House Argues Against Considering Climate Change on Energy Projects

Six and a half years later and another term into the Obama Administration, however, things have finally moved forward.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Environmental Law, Law, US News

Common Dreams

The Crime of Overbilling Healthcare

Over twenty years ago, Pat Palmer, in her own words, "stumbled upon a $400 overcharge in a bill my father received for a routine medical procedure."

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Related Topix: US News

OpEdNews

Labor Day Assignment: Educating the Uninformed

It's Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News

Truthdig

Stephen Colbert: 'ISIS Has Now Attracted the Most Heavily Armed,...

The "Colbert Report" host talks about the latest threat in the Middle East, the Islamic State, as well as Fox News' weirdly imaginative responses to ISIS, all of which are so detached from reality that the comedian decides it's time to invoke ghosts to explain current events in terms that right-wing pundits can truly get their heads around.

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Related Topix: US News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Kos

What Is The Fight Over The Tip Wage?

This diary is a follow up to Laura Clawson's great Front Page piece . I just wanted to add a few things and I had more than a comment could hold.

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Related Topix: US News

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